Faithk08 - Recap, Part I

Helloooo, PW world!!! It's great to be back! So here's my recap! I'll try to keep it short and sweet, since I know it's tough to read a book here lol. 


So the week before was actually not too stressful. I had lots of help from FI & our families doing errands and different tasks. 


The biggest stress I had was flowers. I decided long ago to do our own centerpieces and bouquets. I used theflowerexchange.com for my roses. They came in on Thursday, and let me tell you, they were HORRIBLE. It was a nightmare come true for me - I kept having dreams that I had no flowers or forgot to order flowers, etc. The roses were all wilted and brown on the edges already. And the flowers were supposed to be white. Well, they were like a yellow ivory. EW. I called the company, and long story short, argued and wasted like 3 hours of my already crazy day. The guy told me I had to peel the first two petals off.. which left me with like half a rose.. and cut them and let them soak in water.. duh. Well, after doing that and them sucking in water, they still looked like $h*t!! So, thank God, I called the florist who was doing our boutineers and she had 100 spare roses that I went and bought. Then I had to get two dozen from another store too. I ended up finishing them all, but I wasn't 100% happy with them. They came nice, but even those roses didn't last long. They were super delicate and literally just made it through pictures. My bouquet lasted the whole day, but the girls' were a different story lol. Oooh, well, it was only flowers!! I had a mini meltdown Thursday night when I felt the bouquets were coming like crap, then I just said forget it, I need to go to sleep, and started fresh the next day and finished them up just fine!! The centerpiece flowers were gorgeous -- they came from a different website. My advice to brides: Don't order flowers online. Go to a reliable florist and order them -- it really wasn't that much more for me to get the flowers from the florist, surprisingly! I wish I would've checked before, because that's what I would've done originally!


The rest of my time before the wedding was really okay!! I had no problems doing anything else, so that was really, really nice! And a relief! We had our rehearsal and that went smoothly, except for the fact the priest asked me about 12 times what time we were getting married the next day.. umm, wtf?! lol. The rehearsal dinner also went great. Dinner was delicious and everyone really seemed to LOVE their gifts! 


(I'm not sure if I shared our final gift decisions with you all.. the BMs got a basket with a coconut candle, spray, and lotion from B&BW, a necklace and handmade earrings, a bottle of wine, and a $25 gift card for a store they each really liked. The GMs got a bottle of nice wine, and a nice steak package from Omaha Steaks. My parents got a nice handmade frame, and two little art pieces we got from Cancun and then money for a massage while they're on vacation. DH's parents got the steaks, and dinner and movie gift cards.) Everyone really seemed to love everything, so that made me really happy!!! We really tried hard to get everyone gifts they'd love and enjoy, instead of something they'd use at the wedding and toss aside and never see again!


Here's a pic I stole from my photographer's website of the bouquets!


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Posted on July 31, 2012 at 2:25 am
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Uhlease
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I'm so sorry to hear about the flower fiasco! But the pics of the bouquet look great!! And that everything else went smoothly!!! Can't wait to read part 2...

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 2:30 am
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I think your bouquets came out lovley!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 2:31 am
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Sorry about the flowers. But I am glad everything worked out! Can't wait to hear more!!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 2:33 am
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Ugh the flowers sound like a nightmare! I'm so sorry! But they turned out gorgeous in the end. :) I would definitely be demanding a refund from the original website that you ordered from!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 2:49 am
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Halsey, ooh, I am. He refused to send new ones, wouldn't refund me, and was the only person available to talk to, no manager or anything. I called the credit card company to put a stop on the payment, which they did. It's still in dispute, but hopefully I won't be paying it!!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:00 am
Uhlease
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That is absolute craziness, Faith! I hope you get a refund!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:05 am
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Awe I'm so sorry about your flower troubles - but those flowers look freakin' amazing!!!! I love your gift ideas too!


I can't wait for part 2 of your recap!!!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:09 am
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Awwww, too bad about the flowers.  That is just heartbreaking.  I'm glad you were able to salvage the situation. 


Your flowers did turn out to be stunning even despite the issues you had with getting them how you wanted.  

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:25 am
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Sorry to hear about the trouble but the flowers do look beautiful!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:25 am
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In height of the flower fiasco, they look gorgeous!!!!!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:33 am
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Awww! Despite the flower fiasco sounds like everything went great! And the picture of the flowers that you stole (hee hee!) look amazing! You did a great job! Same thing happened with my bridemaid's bouquets. It was too hot and they totally wilted and died! Mine held up though!


Your gift ideas were heartfelt and great! Can't wait to see more pictures!!! Congratulations Faith!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:37 am
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OH man bummer on the flower situation but glad you took action with your cc company! They did turn out wonderfully. Tapping my foot waiting for the rest of your recap!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:59 am
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Yikes, sorry to hear about your flower debacle, but it looks like everything turned out good in the end, the bouquets looks beautiful. 

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 5:02 am
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Oh man, I'm soooo glad to hear that your flower situation got sorted out, but what an ordeal and just before the wedding!!  *BIG hug*  You're a trooper Faith and again, I'm REALLY glad it worked out!!  And by the way, the bouquets turned out beautifully.  ;)


p.s.  WELCOME BACK MRS!!!  :D

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:41 am
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Your bouquets are amazing.  I am so sorry that you had flower drama though at least everything turned out okay.  Be sure to write a review about that website.

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:25 am
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Sucks about the flowers! but loved your attitude towards it and you fixed the problem and moved on!! WAY TO GO! :) The bouquets looked reaaally nice! so a ""high five"" to you all around for having a good turn around!! :D

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:29 am
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Those turned out gorgeous!! Sorry you had to go threw the trouble!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:34 am
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Sorry to hear about that,but glad everything else worked out.
Posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:48 am
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Sorry to hear about the flower nightmare, but what you ended up doing looked quite beautiful.  I'm glad that everything else seemed to go smoothly--can't wait to read Part 2!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 9:44 am
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Awwww those flowers are gorgeous!!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 10:40 am
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